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  • ''SW2'' - The escape from Honnoji in Magoichi's story. First, it's a stage following the death of Nobunaga Oda in a foggy dark night and the game's mechanic disabled the mini-map (AND you can't even see yourself on the pause menu map either), making it VERY EASY to get lost in the middle of nowhere and further away from your escape point. Second, even if Magoichi loathed Nobunaga and finally assassinated him, he still feels guilty and realizes that his death means causing the land to fall into chaos shortly after, thus a ton of said guilt is haunting him. Third, this creepy as hell music plays mostly for the entire stage. Fourth, it is implied the entire stage, or at least the pursuing Oda army whom Magoichi fought throughout his escape, is merely an illusion created by Kotaro Fuuma. Well, at least it's pretty clear that the fake Nobunaga who shows up near Magoichi's escape point is indeed an illusion.
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  • SW4-II - In Hisahide's scenario, he seemingly spared Ranmaru... then after ordering him tied up, he ordered him getting Buried Alive (when even Gracia only gets to be put in a box). Other retainer get swift deaths and Ranmaru gets... that!?
  • Rarely are peasant deaths mentioned in these games but in a rare moment this reality does get shown in Spirit of Sanada with The Battle of Hachioji, where due to Toshiie's Leave No Survivors plan to force the Hojo to surrender, not only are soldiers massacred but also the peasants too, despite the enemy officers pleading for the peasants to be spared. The narration after the battle said the massacre was so gruesome that even the waterfall there rained with blood. The cutscene after the battle also shows Toshiie in a Heroic BSoD and even Masayuki is seen upset, concluding that despite Toshiie's claiming of responsibility, the plan was orchestrated by Hideyoshi.
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